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There are 10 ways to get from Luthern to Rome by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

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Train via Roma Termini Station

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Luthern to Rome

Train to Zurich, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Rome (FCO)

Train to Basel, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Rome (FCO)

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T2
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO)

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence, train

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR)
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini

Train, train to Milan Linate, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO)

Train to Geneva, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Rome (FCO)

Luthern to Rome by train

The train journey time between Luthern and Rome is around 8h 33m and covers a distance of around 798 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 11m. The fastest train normally takes 6h 22m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Luthern to Rome train service departs from Luzern and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 56 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 22m
Layover time:
2h 11m
Total time:
8h 33m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
6h 22m
Train distance:
798 km
Trains per week:
56
Cheapest price:
€100
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:18
Last train departs at:
22:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Luthern to Rome train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Luthern to Rome is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 12h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Luthern to Rome is to train and fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 350 and takes 5h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luzern and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Luthern to Rome. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Roma Termini via Lugano and Milano Centrale Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 54m.

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It is 662 km from Luthern to Rome. It is approximately 814.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Rome without a car is to train which takes 6h 54m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 6h 54m to get from Luthern to Rome, including transfers.

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Luthern to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luzern station.

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Luthern to Rome train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Luzern station.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Rome is to train which takes 6h 54m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 12h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Luthern to Rome.
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  • Distance: 662 km
  • Duration: 6h 54m

What companies run services between Luthern, Switzerland and Rome, Italy?

You can take a train from Luthern to Rome via Lugano, Milano Centrale, and Milano Centrale Station in around 6h 54m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Luzern to Rome Tiburtina Bus station 5 times a week. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 12h 40m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €200
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €410
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Basel to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €270
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €340
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €120
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T2
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €6
Website
Trenord
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Luthern to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Luthern to Rome train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Luthern to Rome is 815 km. It takes approximately 7h 55m to drive from Luthern to Rome.

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Alitalia, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Rome Airport.

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